Luminary, a subscription podcast network, announced the second drop of episodes from The Midnight Miracle. The Midnight Miracle is created and hosted by Talib Kweli, yasiin bey, and Dave Chappelle, and features guests from among the country’s most influential cultural icons. The show was recorded in Ohio in the summer of 2020, and provides a glimpse into a very interesting season in the lives of the hosts and their friends.
Episode Three – “Sada Baby and The Legend of Goan Git” (Side A) – and Episode Four – “No Snakes” (Side B) – of The Midnight Miracle dropped today and are available only to Luminary subscribers on the Luminary app. For subscription information to access all episodes of The Midnight Miracle, visit luminarypodcasts.com. The Midnight Miracle will also be available to Luminary channel subscribers on Apple Podcasts when the platform launches its subscription offering in the coming weeks, and it will be released for purchase on vinyl later this year.
Episode Three: “Sada Baby and The Legend of Goan Git”“I’mma feel betrayed if i don’t hear from you n****s.” – Sada Baby
- Featuring, in order of appearance: Sada Baby, David Banner, Michelle Wolf, Radio Rahim, Brother Ali, Donnell Rawlings, Mo Amer
- Contains music from Sada Baby. Additional music for SALT by Ryland Blackinton
Episode Four: “No Snakes”“I wish you could know what it means to be me.” – Nina Simone
- Featuring, in order of appearance: Mathieu Bitton, Radio Rahim, Mo Amer, Michael Che, Michelle Wolf, Cipha Sounds
- Contains audio clips of Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and Nina Simone, and music from Nina Simone, Brittany Howard, and Michael Kiwanuka.
“Making a podcast isn’t the obvious next move for me, but it’s the right one. The Midnight Miracle gives you a look into how me and my friends process the world around us, and I think it will change the way listeners think of what a podcast can be,” said Chappelle.
The Midnight Miracle was recorded during Chappelle’s legendary 2020 Summer Camp. Listeners get the sense they’re sitting in on conversations among friends in a clubhouse. In the variety show tradition, the conversations are punctuated with sketches, impersonations, archival audio clips, and a powerful soundtrack that includes music from Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin, Charlie Parker, D’Angelo, Dizzy Gillespie, Heatwave, Nina Simone, Robert Glasper, The Roots, Sada Baby, Stevie Wonder, and Thelonious Monk.
Kweli, bey, and Chappelle meticulously edited more than 100 hours of recorded content to make The Midnight Miracle in partnership with SALT. A single season is planned, with new episodes starting today and continuing throughout the year, with a summer hiatus.